Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 586 509
Rank change year-on-year -37 -77 +13
Contract jobs citing IPsec 271 253 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 2.00% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 176 260
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.88% +6.57%
10th Percentile £264 £300 £313
90th Percentile £553 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £408 £363
% change year-on-year -6.75% +12.41% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.83% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £39.72 £22.03 £15.15
90th Percentile £50.36 £49.19 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £11.13 £47.83
% change year-on-year +306.74% -76.74% +47.17%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,568 12,635 15,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.37% 13.98% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 7,723 9,479
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.55% +3.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 731 709
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £20.76 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.12% -16.98% +15.85%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 255 £438 -3.85% 71
UK excluding London -13 153 £380 -6.75% 42
London -44 113 £495 +4.21% 30
South East -25 66 £420 +5.00% 16
North of England -3 36 £450 +12.50% 8
East of England +14 18 £320 -35.32% 9
North West -12 17 £365 -8.75% 1
Midlands +2 16 £295 +7.27% 4
Yorkshire -6 15 £450 +5.88% 7
East Midlands +9 10 £289 - 2
Scotland -27 9 £325 -13.33%
South West -1 6 £445 -18.09% 4
West Midlands -24 6 £395 +43.64% 2
North East +9 4 £500 +37.93%
Wales -14 2 £400 +10.34% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 150 (55.35%) Firewall
2 145 (53.51%) Cisco
3 129 (47.60%) TCP/IP
4 123 (45.39%) SSL
5 120 (44.28%) VPN
6 114 (42.07%) DNS
7 88 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (32.47%) DHCP
8 86 (31.73%) WAN
9 80 (29.52%) BGP
10 78 (28.78%) Linux
10 78 (28.78%) VMware
11 76 (28.04%) Security Cleared
12 75 (27.68%) LAN
13 74 (27.31%) HTTP
14 72 (26.57%) CCNP
15 70 (25.83%) OSPF
16 69 (25.46%) Configuration Management
16 69 (25.46%) VMware Infrastructure
17 67 (24.72%) Cisco ASA
18 66 (24.35%) Network Security
18 66 (24.35%) FTP
19 65 (23.99%) MPLS
20 64 (23.62%) Juniper
21 63 (23.25%) Windows
22 60 (22.14%) Microsoft
23 58 (21.40%) Data Centre
24 57 (21.03%) SC Cleared
25 52 (19.19%) Puppet
26 51 (18.82%) Java

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (9.59%) IIS
2 20 (7.38%) Apache
3 18 (6.64%) nginx
4 16 (5.90%) Jetty
4 16 (5.90%) Mongrel
4 16 (5.90%) Tomcat
4 16 (5.90%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.95%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.21%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (6.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (5.54%) Google App Engine
5 5 (1.85%) Office 365
6 3 (1.11%) IaaS
6 3 (1.11%) PaaS
6 3 (1.11%) SaaS
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.74%) Akamai
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) G Suite
8 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 150 (55.35%) Firewall
2 129 (47.60%) TCP/IP
3 123 (45.39%) SSL
4 120 (44.28%) VPN
5 114 (42.07%) DNS
6 88 (32.47%) DHCP
7 86 (31.73%) WAN
8 80 (29.52%) BGP
9 75 (27.68%) LAN
10 74 (27.31%) HTTP
11 70 (25.83%) OSPF
12 67 (24.72%) Cisco ASA
13 66 (24.35%) FTP
13 66 (24.35%) Network Security
14 65 (23.99%) MPLS
15 50 (18.45%) Wireless
16 41 (15.13%) Internet
17 39 (14.39%) HSRP
18 35 (12.92%) VoIP
19 31 (11.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.50%) MySQL
2 35 (12.92%) NoSQL
3 34 (12.55%) MongoDB
4 33 (12.18%) RDBMS
4 33 (12.18%) Relational Database
5 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.74%) Big Data
9 2 (0.74%) GIS
9 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.37%) DB2
10 1 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.37%) Firebird
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 49 (18.08%) Jenkins
2 46 (16.97%) Travis CI
3 12 (4.43%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.48%) MSI
6 2 (0.74%) JIRA
6 2 (0.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) AppScan
7 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.37%) GCC
7 1 (0.37%) Hudson
7 1 (0.37%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.37%) JUnit
7 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (11.81%) Finance
2 17 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.58%) Retail
4 4 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (0.74%) Banking
5 2 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 72 (26.57%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (10.33%) Security Engineer
4 25 (9.23%) Architect
5 20 (7.38%) Analyst
6 18 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (6.27%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (5.90%) Consultant
9 15 (5.54%) Network Analyst
10 13 (4.80%) Network Security Analyst
10 13 (4.80%) Security Analyst
11 12 (4.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (4.06%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Security Architect
13 10 (3.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 10 (3.69%) Support Engineer
14 9 (3.32%) Senior Security Engineer
15 8 (2.95%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.59%) 802.1X
2 16 (5.90%) .NET
3 15 (5.54%) J2EE
3 15 (5.54%) Servlets
4 10 (3.69%) LDAP
5 7 (2.58%) JSON
5 7 (2.58%) Web Services
6 4 (1.48%) SOAP
7 3 (1.11%) HTML
7 3 (1.11%) XML
8 2 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.74%) Node.js
9 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.37%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.37%) CSS3
9 1 (0.37%) HTML5
9 1 (0.37%) Kafka
9 1 (0.37%) RequireJS
9 1 (0.37%) RESTful
9 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (21.40%) Data Centre
2 40 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.59%) PKI
4 10 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.21%) NHS
7 6 (2.21%) Replication
7 6 (2.21%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.48%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.11%) Clustering
9 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) DataPower
10 2 (0.74%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.37%) BYOD
11 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.78%) Linux
2 63 (23.25%) Windows
3 38 (14.02%) Windows Server
4 29 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.06%) Unix
7 10 (3.69%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.48%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.48%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.48%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.74%) CatOS
10 2 (0.74%) Solaris
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.37%) CentOS
11 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.46%) Configuration Management
2 50 (18.45%) DevOps
2 50 (18.45%) Open Source
3 47 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (16.24%) ITIL
5 37 (13.65%) Microservices
6 34 (12.55%) Migration
7 33 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (11.81%) Test Automation
9 31 (11.44%) Target Operating Model
10 30 (11.07%) OO
10 30 (11.07%) OOP
11 29 (10.70%) Change Management
12 26 (9.59%) ITIL V3
13 25 (9.23%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (8.49%) Information Security
15 21 (7.75%) Load Balancing
16 20 (7.38%) Network Virtualisation
17 19 (7.01%) Capacity Planning
18 18 (6.64%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.82%) Java
2 14 (5.17%) SQL
3 13 (4.80%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.06%) C
5 9 (3.32%) Python
6 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.11%) Ruby
8 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.74%) PHP
9 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.37%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 88 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (28.04%) Security Cleared
3 72 (26.57%) CCNP
4 57 (21.03%) SC Cleared
5 35 (12.92%) CCNA
6 23 (8.49%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.27%) Degree
8 15 (5.54%) CCIE
9 13 (4.80%) CISSP
10 9 (3.32%) CCSE
10 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.58%) CCDP
11 7 (2.58%) CCSA
11 7 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.21%) CCENT
12 6 (2.21%) CEH
12 6 (2.21%) GIAC
12 6 (2.21%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.21%) MCSE
13 5 (1.85%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.80%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.43%) SLA
3 7 (2.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.74%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (25.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (15.87%) Active Directory
3 31 (11.44%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (6.27%) Xen
5 16 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (5.17%) XenApp
7 12 (4.43%) Hyper-V
8 10 (3.69%) vSphere
9 5 (1.85%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.85%) Docker
9 5 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.48%) ProxySG
10 4 (1.48%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.11%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.11%) Firmware
11 3 (1.11%) IAG
11 3 (1.11%) NFS
11 3 (1.11%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (19.19%) Puppet
2 40 (14.76%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (6.64%) SCCM
4 11 (4.06%) Ansible
5 10 (3.69%) Terraform
6 9 (3.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.95%) FortiGate
7 8 (2.95%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.21%) OVSD
8 6 (2.21%) QRadar
9 5 (1.85%) Nagios
10 4 (1.48%) Cacti
10 4 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.11%) Nessus
11 3 (1.11%) OpenView
11 3 (1.11%) SCOM
11 3 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.11%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 145 (53.51%) Cisco
2 78 (28.78%) VMware
3 64 (23.62%) Juniper
4 60 (22.14%) Microsoft
5 46 (16.97%) CheckPoint
6 45 (16.61%) HP
7 44 (16.24%) Palo Alto
8 42 (15.50%) F5
9 26 (9.59%) SolarWinds
10 24 (8.86%) Citrix
11 21 (7.75%) Aruba
12 17 (6.27%) Google
13 16 (5.90%) Qualys
14 14 (5.17%) Fortinet
15 11 (4.06%) Blue Coat
16 10 (3.69%) Forcepoint
16 10 (3.69%) NetApp
16 10 (3.69%) ServiceNow
17 9 (3.32%) Symantec
18 8 (2.95%) Barracuda Networks